How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Hungary

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad 2 in Hungary. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad 2 abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPad 2 when staying in Hungary by using the standard types F or C Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Hungary from another country please ensure the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Hungary

Can the iPad 2 be used in Hungary?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Hungarian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Hungary?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Hungary is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Hungarians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hungary and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Hungary.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Hungary?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Hungarian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Hungarian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a Hungarian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Hungarian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Hungarian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Hungarian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a Hungarian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Hungarian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Hungary country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.